It's true that pandas are lumbering fake bears that are going extinct because they suffer from sexual ignorance on the level that abstinence-only pushers could only dream of. But all this is more reason that pandas deserve your vote over religious figures and bitches. After all, when this is all said and done, bitches and religious figures will live on, assured that there is no danger of extinction for their people, but pandas will not have such comfort. So vote for pandas. Because you're a liberal, and so you root for the downtrodden and the underdogs, and pandas are all that plus way cuter than most underdogs.
Trump’s Jan. 6 defense strategy is ‘like a PhD in stupid’ — but he’s ‘playing for delay’: legal expert
Former president Donald Trump is attempting to run out the clock on the House Select Committee investigation the Captiol insurrection, according to legal experts and others.
The Huffington Post reported Wednesday night that while Trump "bankrupted casinos and become the biggest presidential loser since Herbert Hoover," the former president does appear to have one area of expertise: using the courts to stall.
Trump's longtime former attorney and "fixer," Michael Cohen, told the HuffPo, "This is Trump 101, in terms of delaying and grinding out legal actions that affect him."
Trump filed suit against the House Select Committee this week, alleging that the White House documents the panel is seeking are protected by executive privilege.
Norm Eisen, who served as the White House's top ethics lawyer under former president Barack Obama, said Trump is "playing for delay" in hopes the committee's investigation will be shut down in the likely event that Republicans recapture the House in 2022.
But Eisen said neither Trump nor Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist who is defying the committee's subpoena, have sound legal arguments.
"Inciting an insurrection is not an executive function, so executive privilege does not apply," Eisen said. "Bannon's position is like a bachelor's degree in stupid, while the Trump position is like a Ph.D. in stupid."
The article notes that in New York City, Trump was "famous for using lawsuits to wear down his business associates into accepting disadvantageous settlements, often counting on them to weigh less-than-agreed-to payments against the time and expenses involved in litigation."
David Axelrod, a strategist for Obama's presidential campaigns, said: "No one plays the stall game better than Donald Trump. His business strategy was to tie up people seeking payment in court until he wore them down. He's taken the same tactic with congressional probes. Delay, delay, delay."
Eisen added that Trump's lawsuit likely puts "the burden of protecting American democracy" on federal courts.
"Trump and his followers are continuing to broadcast the 'big lie' that risks additional violence and unrest. So, it's an emergency situation and the courts should treat it as such," he said.
WATCH: GOP lawmaker complains about being locked out of his office for refusing to show vaccination papers
On Wednesday, Republican Washington state Rep. Jim Walsh posted a video of himself complaining that he has been locked out of the state Capitol complex — because he has not followed rules about presenting proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
"Today I can't get in the John L. O'Brien Building," complained Walsh in the video. "Normally my key card will open this door. It doesn't open this door today. What's happened? Well, the House Executive Rules Committee has come up with what they call and 'interim policy' that prevents members from getting in the buildings on the Capitol campus if they don't present COVID vaccine papers. And I have not presented COVID vaccine papers. So I can't access my office, I can't access the floor, the main chambers over under the dome — I can't do work from the Capitol as a legislator in this state. This is unusual!"
Walsh is not alone among Republican state legislators in defying COVID-19 guidelines around the country.
Virginia GOP state Sen. Amanda Chase was required to sit behind plexiglass while the chamber was in session over her refusal to wear a face mask. And Alaska state Sen. Lora Reinbold, who ultimately got COVID-19 herself, was banned from Alaska Airlines for not following mask directions.
Laurence Tribe demolishes Trump's 'laughable' claim that his blockade of Jan 6 commission is to protect the Constitution
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe weighed in on former President Donald Trump's lawsuit to block the House select committee investigating the January 6 Capitol attack from obtaining White House records.
"I want to ask you about the case President Trump is making in his lawsuit against the committee," said anchor Erin Burnett. "He does not want a subset of documents to come out from the National Archives. 45 of them, specifically. It's all scheduled to come out on November 12th. What do you make of the arguments that he is making in his lawsuit?"
"Well, I think they are too weak to deceive a judge as fair and smart as Judge Chutkan," said Tribe. "His claim that he is not trying to hide the truth, but just preserve the Constitution, is really quite laughable."
"His claim that it would be unconstitutional for the current president's view of executive privilege to trump his view, that is, the former president's view, is also mistaken," continued Tribe. "Although, the former president's view will be taken into account. His claim that the executive privilege, if it does apply and the attorney-client privilege, if it applies, are absolute has been rejected repeatedly by the courts. Those privileges sometimes have the crime-fraud exception for information that is part and parcel of a crime, like insurrection or an attempted coup."
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